KIKO is easily my favourite make-up brand. There isn't an item I've tried that I haven't loved. It's affordable, excellent quality, long lasting... I could talk about it all day. Yes, there's NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown and other more expensive brands, but why should I spend money that I don't have on things I can't afford when I can buy something just as good for a third of the price? You probably know my love of KIKO, considering I mention them in most posts, but I still thought I'd share some of my favourite products of theirs, like I did a few months ago with Clinique products...
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
It's got to the point where I have lost track of the days/month/time/everything. I guess that's what happens when you take a gap year and no longer have to head in to work or school. It was only when I recently decided to look at a calendar to try and work out exactly when I should go home that I realised I've now been in Australia for almost four months. That's a quarter of a year (maths was always my strong point) and, since being here, I've definitely learnt a lot. I'm not talking about finding myself on some sort of spiritual journey, I'm talking about Australia and Australians.
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Whether it be their make-up or skincare, I've always been a fan of the brand Clinique. It's a brand that most females in my family have used and continue to use, so growing up in a household where Clinique products were considered to be staple items, it came as no surprise that I loved it too. I haven't tried as much of their make-up as I'd like (I'm desperate to try their foundation and undereye concealer!), though I do love their eyeshadows and mascara, but I've definitely tried my fair share of their skincare, including the All About Eyes range.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Back in November, I shared a few items from my Memory Box. I wouldn't necessarily say I'm a horder, I'm just an extremely sentimental person who can't bare to throw anything away and who keeps things that others probably chucked or would chuck in the bin at first opportunity. Either way, I enjoyed the post and going through some of the things in there, so thought it was time for part two.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
I'm officially scared; people keep talking to me about weddings and babies. The topics just seem to keep popping up in conversation, I'm even attending an event about "lamb babies" with a friend tonight. Is this a sign? If so, then don't think I'm ready. I don't even know if I want to get married, all I know is that, if I do, I want a really expensive designer wedding dress. Think Elie Saab or basically just something that I'm going to have to sell my right leg for (though luckily I do have pretty good legs...). Luckily Coco Melody have a great range of designer wedding dresses for more than affordable prices.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Sienna is one of my ultimate girl crushes. I want her wardrobe and face please. The fact that she leaves her house with messy hair and only red lipstick and mascara for make-up is my favourite thing and life goal. Though I don't particularly follow her career, I do definitely follow her wardrobe choices on various online sites. Here are some of my favourite looks of hers...
Sunday, 8 May 2016
It's safe to say that I have seen and done most things that Perth has to offer. It's been fun but, if I'm honest, I'd probably have left earlier if it hadn't been for my job ($$$). Because of this, I decided it was time to head a bit further afield, just to stretch my wings, before heading east next month. My aunt, cousin and I decided it was time for a roadtrip. We didn't head too far (you can drive for three hours in Australia and still only make it to the next city), but it was far enough. We headed down to the Margaret River region, located some three to four hours away from Perth. We visited Busselton, Bunbury, Yellingup, as well as a few other places. Despite the bad weather, I still enjoyed my wet and windy walks on the beach (you can take the girl out of England, but you can't take England out of the girl). Fun fact; Australians hate rain. A bit of drizzle and they were running for the hills.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
It's official - Spring has sprung and wedding season is officially upon us. I love how, year upon year, people in the UK often plan their wedding for this time of year, thinking that the sun will be shining, when, in reality, there is never any guarantee of sunshine. That being said, come rain or shine, I do love a good wedding. My favourite part is obviously deciding what to wear and, you know, love and all that. I love seeing everyone, each with their own individual style, come together and, I won't lie, I love seeing couples in matching outfits. When it comes to men's style, I think suit jackets look great at the actual wedding ceremony, but should be left at home (or in the car!) for the party afterwards - drinks get spilled or they end up getting taken off anyway. Though women spend so much time deciding what to wear, especially to weddings, I still think we have it easier. There is just so much variety! Trousers, skirts, shorts, dresses... Luckily, Paul Fredrick are here to help the lads out. Paul Fredrick offer a great range of men's pieces, so I've put a few outfits together, with pieces from their Summer collection, as well as showing you what I'd wear if it was my partner wearing those particular outfits.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
It's that time of year again; the time I tell myself that Summer is looming so it's time to work out and then buy myself some new trainers from Nike that I know will be for fashion purposes and not actually to work out in, woooo. Considering I've been chasing Summer for the past 9 months and just continuously flying west/to a warmer climate, you'd think I'd be bikini body ready and not reaching for the cakes right now, but no. Maybe some new trainers will finally do the trick? (They won't).
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Spring has officially sprung in London (well, it had until it snowed today) and Autumn is drawing to a close here in Australia (I came here to get a tan, not to spend my day wrapped in a blanket), which means I should probably think about booking a flight home to the U.K. and, dare I say it? Start thinking about university and work, both of which I'll start back at this coming September. One thing that has been playing on my mind more than most is what am I going to wear? I've never been one to 'dress down' and I definitely don't intend to start now, though I obviously wouldn't say no to going in my pyjamas if I could. If my lecturers have a problem with my berry lipstick and leather jackets, then they're just going to have to put up with it. Though I'm pretty much black and white when it comes to most things, with fashion, I'm much more grey - think comfy, yet stylish. I'll rarely be seen out in tracksuit bottoms and a jumper, or an outfit that I couldn't sit down in. I like to meet somewhere in the middle, which is where Betabrand come in...